Town Of Poestenkill
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  Next Bulk item day at Waste Managment Transfer station October 5, 2019 see news for more details. The next Board Meeting will be a Budget Workshop October 10, 2019 @ 6pm.











The next scheduled meeting Budget Workshop October 10, 2019 @ 6PM.    Poestenkill Electronics Recycling Day is October 12, 2019 see news for details. The next regularly scheduled Town Board Meeting will be October 17, 2019 @7pm.



Quiet, safe, and far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern urban society, Poestenkill is a quaint community located in Rensselaer County, New York, with a population just over 4,500 in 2010. As a "gateway" to the Rensselaer Plateau, we offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to experience a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and easy access to some of the Plateau's most celebrated state parks, forests, and natural landmarks. Our area is home to a number of unique shops, diverse dining, and community events.

Letter from the Supervisor,

Whether you have lived in Poestenkill your whole life, are a recent resident or seeking to become a resident, we hope that you will find our website helpful. I know that our folks at Town Hall are always willing and happy to serve and assist you. Our community is proud of our small town atmosphere and our special heritage anchored in agriculture and forest products. We are proud to be a "Right to Farm" community that has enjoyed modest growth without sacrificing our small town feel and ample open spaces.


Do you have a question? Can't find something on the website? Or have a suggestion on how this site can better serve the public? Stop by our historic Town Hall, give me a call or send me an email, I would love to hear from you. MY email is and you can call me at 518-283-5100 ext. 104 .



Dom Jacangelo



"The Town of Poestenkill  is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services." 

Dominic Jacangelo
Residential Household Waste and Recycling
September 11, 2019

Town of Poestenkill residents may drop off residential household garbage and recyclables to the Waste Management Transfer Station at the corner of NY 66 and NY 351 from 7 AM to 10AM every Monday and Friday.  

Only Poestenkill Town are eligible for this service and may bring their household garbage and recyclables to the facility in any 30 gallon plastic bag.   The fee is $3 per bag for garbage and recyclables.   No cash is accepted at the facility therefore payment must be by check or credit card.   Residents who bring their garbage on a regular basis are encouraged to share their thoughts with the town on how payments can be made as convenient as possible. 

Recyclables include glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and jars, and cans.   No waste oil, electronics or liquids are accepted.  Remover your recyclables from the 30 gallon bags and put the bag in the household garbage container.  See News for a full listing of what may not be recycled. 


Four times a year next on October 5, 2019, from 9AM until Noon, the transfer station will accept bulk items such as couches and mattresses for a fee of $20.  On the same day the facility will accept white goods such as refrigerators, air conditioners freezers, ranges, stoves, washing machines, and dryers for a fee of $30.   Waste Management will be responsible for extracting and recovering the coolant from this equipment.  Do not break refrigeration equipment since freon is a global warming gas and is destructive to the ozone layer. 

For additional information contact Michelle Asquith at 518-283-5100, ext 100 or Town Clerk Sue Horton at ext. 103.   


Watch  for information on an upcoming electronics recycling day. 

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